Politician chooses loyalty until last minute

Culture 10/10/19, 06:19

Loyalty was a common virtue in ancient China, but hardly anyone reached the extent of the official in the story below. Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283 A.D.) was a Chinese poet and politician in the last years of the Southern Song Dynasty. He is a well-known symbol of patriotism and uprightness for protecting ...

How was the song ‘Happy birthday to you’ produced?

Culture 10/07/19, 10:26

The song "Happy Birthday to you" has become an iconic masterpiece, ranked by the Guinness Book of Records as the most recognized song in the English language and translated into at least twenty languages. However, at its birth, the song was not sung at birthday parties and the authors of ...

Shen Yun reclaims humanity’s lost heritage

Culture 10/05/19, 10:26

I have watched the Shen Yun Performing Arts performances in both Taiwan and America and often found audiences leaving the show in tears of joy, excitement, amazement, and thrill. Many shared in the interviews that their hearts were uplifted, their bodies refreshed and energized and their minds purified.

Communism sowed the seeds for the sexual liberation movement in the West

Culture 10/02/19, 10:12

It is widely but mistakenly understood that the sexual liberation movement in its early days had the ultimate aim of fighting for and obtaining women’s emancipation. That belief is, in fact, incorrect since a completely different story lies behind the popularity of this movement. In the 60s, the sexual liberation movement ...

Why did the ancient Chinese emperors have so many women at their side?

Culture 10/01/19, 10:07

According to historical records, each Chinese emperor had a substantial number of concubines. Were they merely there for the satisfaction of the emperor's lust or were they there for another purpose?  The RULE of Selecting an Heir to the Throne. In imperial China, after ascending to the throne, an Emperor was expected ...

Do you believe in guardian angel?

Culture 09/28/19, 05:10

When Diane was walking home alone on that alley that night, what happened next was beyond her wildest dream. Diane is a young university student. One day, she went to a party but she ended up staying longer than planned and had to walk home alone. But she wasn’t afraid because ...

A lifetime memory for a soldier

Culture 09/24/19, 06:22

This is the story of a simple school task reaching into the lives of a whole class and staying with them for a lifetime. Helen used to teach at Saint Mary’s School in Morris, Minnesota, where all of her 34 students were dear to her but Mark Eklund was one ...

How can you know who is truly good among us?

Culture 09/23/19, 09:32

Who is truly good among us? The following story will show you the answer.  A doctor, a lawyer, a priest, and a boy were on a private jet on a Sunday afternoon. Suddenly, the aircraft engine broke down. Despite the pilot's best effort, the aircraft began to lose height. Once there ...

The message of Hellen Keller’s life

Culture 09/21/19, 09:10

Legendary writer and activist Helen Keller stands out not only for her work, but also for her inspirational sayings about dealing with the challenges of life and fate.  Her central message to the world remains encapsulated in her words: “I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found ...

Honesty brings an abundance of blessings

Culture 09/10/19, 04:48

As the ancient saying goes, ‘good is rewarded with good, and bad is rewarded with bad’.  In compliance with this saying, it follows suit that honesty will bring about countless rewards and blessings. This story is an example of just that. Xu Shaoyu lived at the end of the Qing dynasty, under ...

Don’t fall into the trap of ‘positive thinking’

Culture 09/04/19, 11:01

According to psychiatrists, depressed people are often those who think too much about how to attain success and happiness. People seemingly only rejoice in the success they gain and hardly accept that failure is also a part of life. Trying to be "positive" can make things worse Many self-help gurus recommend that ...

A well-timed compliment can be the most powerful of things

Culture 08/31/19, 08:08

It is said that a compliment, delivered at the most opportune moment, has the power to change a life. This, at least, was true for one little boy from the high mountains of Chicago. Half a century ago, 9-year-old Joel moved, together with his family, from the high mountains of Chicago ...

How George Washington’s Iron-Willed Single Mom Taught Him Honor

Culture 08/20/19, 10:51

“She has been the object of both meaningless praise and more often antagonism from writers who dreamed of a different mother for their hero George,” historian Martha Saxton wrote in “The Widow Washington,” a new biography of our first president’s deeply misunderstood mother.